Going to the theater lets you take in dramatic scenes at a safe distance, much like listening to your neighbors argue about how to pronounce gnocchi. Hide behind the fourth wall with this GrouponLive deal to see Cougar the Musical at St. Luke’s Theatre. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $34, you get one orchestra ticket (a $69.50 value).
- For $44, you get one VIP ticket for seating in the first seven rows (an $89.50 value).
Cougar the Musical opens Sunday, August 26, and runs through Sunday, September 30, with a postshow dance party on Wednesday. Upon checkout, customers will need to pay a service charge of $6 per ticket and an additional per-order handling fee. They’ll also choose their performance date and specific seats at that time. The 21-and-over crowd will receive a complimentary Cougar-Tini made with vanilla vodka and pomegranate juice on Wednesday nights.
Writer and creator Donna Moore’s ears perked up when, almost a decade ago, the idea of the “cougar” began to take hold in popular culture. Sure, the term wasn’t entirely laudatory, but she thought it might also hint at a resurgence of interest in the cultural significance of the older-and-wiser woman. In Cougar the Musical, she strives to reconnect audiences to a time when matriarchs commanded rapt attention in their communities, all the while retaining a bold, entirely modern streak of campy humor.
Featuring three women and one young hunk playing multiple roles, the musical explores the lives of over-40 ladies pursuing younger men as they build their friendships and strengthen their inner selves by sending their auras to Pilates. Musical numbers choreographed by the Tony-nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett strut through a variety of genres, from the jazzy, Latin-inspired ballad “Julio” to the ‘80s-style dance tune “On the Prowl.” Meanwhile, the veteran cast—including Brenda Braxton, who starred opposite Usher as Velma Kelly in Broadway's _Chicago_—conquers salons, bars, and bedrooms vignette by cheeky vignette.